[Top 10] Minecraft Best Mods For Animals

Best Animal Mods for Minecraft in 2020!
Add a variety of new animals to the world of Minecraft with which you can tame, breed, and hunt (or be hunted)!

Too long have we lived in a world where the craziest Minecraft animal is the Mooshroom.

By now we’ve all become pretty well familiarized with the classic Minecraft animals. The cow, pig, sheep, and chicken have become passive icons in our beloved game, providing us with all the leather, wool, and eggs we need. While the creators of Minecraft have added new animals in later versions of the game, you may still be wondering what other entities could be incorporated. Experience new creatures, items, and more with these animal mods!

10. Waddles 

These penguins fit so perfectly into the game it's almost like they should've existed the whole time!

If you’re looking for a mod that doesn’t stray too far from the vanilla game, but still has something cool (or super cute) to offer, Waddles is that mod. Waddles adds penguins to your chilly biomes!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • These adorable Adélie penguins waddle around in the snowy tundra and the ice spikes biome!
  • There are baby penguins that spawn naturally, but they can also be bred using raw fish.
  • The penguins make their own unique noises depending on whether they’re an adult or a baby!
  • Waddles is compatible with other biome mods so your snowy environment can always be a little cuter.

Get this mod HERE

9. Doggy Talents

Give your furry friend a new motive!

Are you too scared to bring your dog into battle out of fear they’ll be killed, but wish they served more of a purpose than simply sitting at home? The Doggy Talents mod gives your furry friends a new and adorable role beyond their otherwise sedentary life.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Train your dogs and give them talents such as the bed finder, which allows your dog to reveal the location of your bed (your spawn point) from a certain distance away.
  • The leveling system allows you to level up your dog’s talents and make them more useful!
  • Pet care in this mod goes beyond just throwing your dog a pork chop every now and then. Doggy Talents include pet beds, food and water bowls, and new collars!
  • Be able to track the location of your dog with the radio collar and radar!

Get this mod HERE

8. Exotic Birds

Chickens and parrots pale in comparison to some of the birds from this mod

Minecraft seems to be lacking in one specific area of fauna, which is birds! The Exotic Birds mod remedies that by providing over 30 different new birds to the game.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Exotic Birds allows you to explore the world of Minecraft and find over 30 different kinds of birds, all with multiple different breeds and species that mimic their real-world counterparts.
  • Bird eggs can spawn around the world and can be hatched using the egg incubator, which is powered by blaze powder.
  • Craft bird cages to transport your birds or to simply keep them safe around your home.
  • Discover new items like bird meat and nests!

Get this mod HERE

7. Aquaculture 2

Reel in tons of new fish and loot with this mod!

Aquaculture 2 spices up fishing by adding a diversity of different fish to the bodies of water in Minecraft, along with a few other surprises!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • This mod adds over 30 new fish that can be caught or observed in the wild, many of which are specific to certain biomes.
  • New loot can be caught as well, like treasure chests or a message in a bottle.
  • Get acquainted with new fishing pole recipes, along with hooks, bait, lines, and bobbers, all of which can be applied through the Tackle Box.
  • Aquaculture 2 also adds a new armor, weapon, and tool variation made of Neptunium.

Get this mod HERE

6. Lycanite’s Mobs

Is this far enough from a cow for you?

Sometimes it can get boring encountering the same cows, pigs, and chickens, that we’ve always seen in Minecraft. That’s why Lycanite’s Mobs exist, to supply new and unique entities that keep you on your toes but aren’t really your average farm animals.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Lycanite’s Mobs provides over 100 unique mobs that are specific to each biome and dimension, ranging from peaceful to hostile.
  • This mod allows you to tame certain mobs as well as summon them to wherever you are!
  • Be aware of the Mob Events that may occur, where one or more mobs spawn around you and test your battle skills.
  • Lycanite’s Mobs also adds new items and weapons, as well as Dungeon Systems that offer boss fights and treasures untold!

Get this mod HERE

5. Zoocraft Discoveries

No zoology degree required to maintain this zoo!

Zoocraft Discoveries is a little bit more focused on realistic animals being added to the game, rather than fantasy-based entities. Create a zoo with the multiple new, real-world animals that it introduces!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Right now Zoocraft Discoveries offers various different animals ranging from giraffes to geckos.
  • These animals can be bred with specific crops, many of which are already included in the vanilla game.
  • This mod also provides new crafting recipes that span from blocks to wearable bunny slippers.
  • There are also new farmable items you can discover, like the cookie bush or various spices like basil, sage, and more.

Get this mod HERE

4. Better Animals Plus

Give the wilderness a bit more life!

Better Animals Plus is a mod that adds a wide variety of realistic animals to the game of Minecraft. Prepare to eat or be eaten in a world full of deer, coyotes, and brown bears.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Better Animals Plus supplies multiple different peaceful, neutral, and hostile mobs all comprised of real-world animals. Some of these mobs can even be tamed!
  • This mod does not only focus on land creatures, and actually provides sea entities like the crab, whale, and shark.
  • Discover new food items and animal drops, such as goat milk, venison, pelts, and more.
  • You are also able to collect unique advancements as you explore!

Get this mod HERE

3. Zoo & Wild Animals Rebuilt

These are not your average farm animals

The Zoo & Wild Animals Rebuilt mod incorporates a multitude of different animals to the world of Minecraft, all with their own behaviors and animations! Capture these animals and form your own zoo!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Engineer your own zoo with this mod and the craftable zoo equipment it provides. Everything you need, from bar fences to food barrels is included!
  • Certain types of animals require a specific diet to thrive!
  • Many new items are included in the mod that make running your zoo easier, like the tranquilizer gun, which provides an easier means of capturing your animals!
  • New drops can be collected from the animals, like different furs and meats.

Get this mod HERE

2. Animania

Instead of replacing them, give the classic animals you love a makeover!

Animania is an adorable mod that provides a more immersive experience with the animals of Minecraft. There is more to it than just feeding a cow wheat now!

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • This mod allows you to see the traditional Minecraft animals in a new light! Along with adding new animals like goats and peafowl, they give our old favorites a makeover to make them look a bit more realistic.
  • Animals in captivity must be cared for or they become unhappy! This includes feeding them and providing them with proper living conditions.
  • All the animals have their own favorite food which makes them become more susceptible to being friends with you or being happy.
  • Craft new items like the trough for your pigs and cows, or nests for your chickens!

Get this mod HERE

1. Mo’ Creatures

Experience the perfect combination of realistic and fantasy-based mobs!

This mod is a healthy combination of realistic and fantasy-based mobs that you can discover by exploration. However, these new entities are not the only thing Mo’ Creatures has to offer.

How this mod makes the game more fun:

  • Encounter various different types of creatures with this mod, some peaceful and some hostile. These entities range from a chimpanzee to an ant!
  • Collect new animal drops and food items, some of which are a bit far-fetched, like the rat burger. I don’t think I’d even make my Minecraft character eat a rat burger.
  • Craft new armor and weapons such as the scorpion armor!
  • You can even visit a brand new dimension called the Wyvern Lair. This dimension is home to the wyvern, as the name suggests, which is a flying dragon-like entity that can even be tamed!

Get this mod HERE


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